31 days in Australia Itinerary

31 days in Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
3
Stanley
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Sydney
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: New Plymouth

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Visiting Raptor Domain and Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Flinders Chase National Park and Fine Art Kangaroo Island. The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Will's Rare Breeds Farm and step into the grandiose world of George's 40,000 Castle Lights.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait to Kangaroo Island is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of car, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Kuwait City to Kangaroo Island, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail ©
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. You'll get in some beach time at Eastern Beach Reserve and Ocean Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Sorrento Back Beach (in Sorrento), Ballarat (Ballarat Wildlife Park & Art Gallery of Ballarat) and Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery (in Yarra Glen). Spend the 31st (Thu) exploring nature at Point Nepean National Park. There's lots more to do: stroll through 13th Beach, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, ferry, and car. In January, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ballarat, Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden, Point Nepean National Park, Sorrento Back Beach, 13th Beach
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Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Point Nepean National Park ©
Point Nepean National Park

2
nights
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take a memorable drive along Boat Harbour Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Nut State Reserve. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Table Cape Lighthouse Experience, enjoy the sea views from Rocky Cape Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to The Big Tree, steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, then take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, and finally look for gifts at The Angel's Share.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Stanley trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Melbourne to Stanley by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Melbourne in January, things will get a bit cooler in Stanley: highs are around 28°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wynyard, Rocky Cape Lighthouse, The Big Tree
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The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Rocky Cape Lighthouse ©
Rocky Cape Lighthouse

2
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, then learn about winemaking at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Entally Estate, learn about winemaking at Moores Hill Estate, then learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards, and finally look for gifts at Goaty Hill Wines.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston road trip planning app .

Drive from Stanley to Launceston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. February in Launceston sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Goaty Hill Wines, Moores Hill Estate, Holm Oak Vineyards, Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, Platypus House
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Tamar Ridge Cellar Door ©
Tamar Ridge Cellar Door
Platypus House ©
Platypus House
Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve

2
nights
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park. On the next day, examine the collection at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration, take in the exciting artwork at Waubs Bay Gallery, learn about winemaking at Spring Vale Wines, then do a tasting at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, and finally enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay visit planner .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Bicheno, Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 6:
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Spring Vale Wines ©
Spring Vale Wines

2
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Shene Tasmania, then steep yourself in history at Claremont House, and then step off the mainland to explore King Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nonesuch Distillery, then look for gifts at The Sensory Tasmania, then take in the exciting artwork at Henry Jones Design Gallery, and finally choose your vessel at Tasmanian Boat Charters.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Coles Bay to Hobart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, daytime highs in Hobart are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Transportation Tours

Side Trips

Nonesuch Distillery, Shene Tasmania, King Island, Claremont House, The Sensory Tasmania
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 8:
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Tasmanian Boat Charters ©
Tasmanian Boat Charters
Shene Tasmania ©
Shene Tasmania
Claremont House ©
Claremont House

8
nights
Sydney

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Do your shopping at The Rocks Markets and Queen Victoria Building (QVB). You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palm Beach and Nan Tien Temple. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Katoomba (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & Wentworth Falls), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, stroll through Coogee Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

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Traveling by flight from Hobart to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hobart in February: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 31°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Shelly Beach, Palm Beach, The National Pass, Nan Tien Temple
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 16:
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

3
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Natural Bridge.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Gold Coast trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Greenmount Beach ©
Greenmount Beach

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